The Strait and Narrow

Enter at the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who are going through it, because small is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

— Matthew 7:13-14

We live in a time when the majority report is virtually always ungodly, unchristian, immoral, and defeatist. We hear it all the time. It blares at us from our radios, our television, our newspapers, and magazines. The majority report is ever before us, which is: Forget about what God has said. Forget about Him altogether.

This is the “popular” way. Sometimes we have agreed with the majority and said, “Yes, God’s way is too hard.” Nevertheless, His way is the “strait and narrow” road that leads unto life. It is the wide gate, the broad way that the Bible says leads to destruction.

Every one of us has to decide whether we are going to go with the popular view, the majority view, or we are going to follow the minority report, which is a report of faith.

Are you able to face the real difficult things of life, to stand for Christ when it is unpopular to do so? God has a special blessing for those who stand firm for Christ and the truth, even in the face of great unpopularity.

Question to ponder:
How can you stand for Christ, when it is unpopular to do so?